Friday, April 14, 2006

Cash for Questions and Cash for Contracts - what's the difference?

Many of us who remember the "Tory Sleaze" will have been amazed this week to see the Labour Party surrender the moral high ground and become embroiled in a similar unseemly controversy. The investigation being undertaken by Scotland Yard at the instigation of Plaid Cymru and the SNP is beginning to uncover the extent to which rich businessmen have been buying influence and have been receiving favours in our so-called "democracy". Even the LibDems were embarrassed last year by a £2.4m donation from an American who turned out to be on the run from the Florida Probation service.

Is Plaid any better? Well the Party is congratulating itself on having raised £60k in the past 3 months with none of this coming from big business or organised trade unions but from ordinary people. Plaid can justly claim to be a party of the people of Wales for the benefit of the people of Wales.

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